Showing posts with label inspirational messages. Show all posts
Showing posts with label inspirational messages. Show all posts

Friday, July 27, 2012

The Blessing In Being Stuck

In each of our lives we reach a point where it feels as if we are stuck, and no matter what we do we cant seem to move forward. It is at these times we may need to slow down, and even stop struggling. I have found that the more we struggle at these times the worse we get entangled in life's net. Just stop and take some time to rest and to gain some perspective. At these times the universe may be trying to talk with us but because we are so busy trying to stay moving we cant hear.
We have been taught that it is our duty to keep moving and never stop. If you are sick so what "get up and go to work" because we believe that our job needs us or that we will be fired. If you are stuck on a project keeping beating yourself over the head until a new idea comes forth. We have heard the stories of those who have pushed through major obstacles and now the world sing their praise, and we may want to be just like them. Because many of us feel that success is purely connected to our will power we think that if we bang our heads long enough something will come. You are correct something will come and its called a concussion. Whether we get one physically, mentally, or spiritually they all are bad.
Just stop for a few moments, few days or maybe a few weeks and try to hear what your Creator is trying to say to you. The blessing in being stuck is that we get to look at where we are coming from and to where we want to go. The important thing that should pop up for those on the Journey is that also helps you clarify why you are on this road in the first place. When we look back we can see that our Creator, Higher Power, Universe or what ever you chose to call on has not failed you yet. This helps you build some optimism rather than the despair that comes in these moments.
A vital secret that is with held from the public in the legend making process of modern day heroes is that their greatest break through came at points where they felt stuck. Whether it was with an invention, a new idea, or a project, and unlike the myth of rugged individualism these individual had to take some time to rest in the problem (stuck point) and from that moment came the insight that they needed. For example when George Washington Carver one of the greatest inventors ever to come out of America was stuck. He would take a walk in the woods and rest in his stuck point and allow his mind to wander, and maybe through a flash of insight or a dream the answer that would get him unstuck would materialize. It is reported that when Einstein was stuck when creating the equation that changed the 20th century, the insight came when he got on a train and allowed his mind take a break and a flash of insight hit him and from this insight he received the information that he needed to create his world famous equation.
That's just 2 individuals how many great thinkers and doers learned to rest in the "stuck moments" and from those moments gave birth to achievements that changed the world.
So if you are stuck get some perspective and wait for your blessing to arrive because it is on its way. Look up Imani principle in " the Player's Pyramid" for more insight.
Nuff said
Peace & 1hunidyears

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Have You Shaken The Dust From Your Feet

Shaking the Dust from your feet is a command that I learned that Jesus gave to his disciples. They were instructed to shake the dust from there feet when they left a town, or house where people did not accept what they had to offer. When you look at it from a purely physical level this command can be confusing, but when we put on our symbolic glasses we see a whole new idea. Dust is defined as "Fine, dry powder consisting of tiny particles of earth or waste matter lying on the ground or on surfaces or carried in the air."
 By shaking the dust from your feet when leaving a place means to leave the waste matter, and decayed particles where you found them. 
On the Journey we have to have the same mind state, we want to begin shaking the dust from our feet when we leave not just places, but also when we leave negative people. We don't want to be carrying around the old waste from past situations because they may contaminate any new situation that we may enter. shaking the dust from our selves metaphorically is a powerful tool that can be used in SelfMastery. Stop carrying around the old dust from the negative peopl, events, relationships, old jobs, and etc. around with you. take time to shake that dust off. Daily we should shake the dust off from yesterday so that we can continue in the now clean of old debris. So now those on the Journey Join me in shaking the dust from our feet.

Sunday, July 22, 2012

"Your Lever Is Long Enough"

I know that this sounds strange but the idea came to me as I was doing research and found a Greek philosopher by the name of Archimedes. Archimedes was quoted to have said "give me a lever long enough and a fulcrum on which to place it, and I shall move the world". In this modern time a lever and a fulcrum big enough to move the world has been presented to us all. The lever I'm speaking of is the internet. This lever if it is used properly can help you move your business, your personal life, and anything else you want to move. Through the social network aspect we can set up support networks for just about anything that we want, and leverage the information and inspiration that they provide. We can seek out information that just 10 years ago would have belong to a rare few, and use it on a daily basis to bring success, peace, and happiness into our lives if we choose to.
The fulcrum in this idea is the devices that have been developed to experience the internet. The laptops,tablets, smart phones, and those new ones approaching the market. These tools are giving us a platform upon which we can move the world if we desire.
How are you using your lever and fulcrum? Are you striving to move the world, change your life, or build a successful business. What ever the goal, we have very few excuses in these days.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Most Popular Podcast - Player's Pyramid Series

for all those that have been following the journey I thank you. for those of you that are new let me take this time and welcome you to the Tribe. I have  been slowly putting out my book "The Player's Pyramid", and now I have been putting together a Podcast based on the system that i developed. For those who would like to follow along I will post all of the information for you to go through and begin your Journey.
For all those that want to support the Journey you can purchase the book as a PDF at PLAYER'S PDF if you want to purchase the paperback click PLAYER'S PAPERBACK :

for  those that want a free peak goto the page listed on this site Player's Pyramid...

to checkout my podcast join me on spreaker by clicking "Gye-Nyame Journey Podcast" you can follow the show or follow me ha2tim
for those that want quick access to the pod cast here you go:

All these are available for to listen to, learn from, comment on, and share. If you like them and want to give to support the Journey you can hit the Tip Jar until I make them available on gumroad.
Nuff said

Saturday, June 30, 2012

Final Goodbye II- Running from grief

Today Pepa died/
Should I be happy for him/
or sad for my lost?/

Thursday morning June 28, 2012 9:08am: Sitting at my desk preparing for the day. It is going to be busy with all of the Yoking classes I have this afternoon so I decided to get busy on this back log of paperwork sitting on my desk. While sitting there I decided to complete my podcast of the "6th tool". Phone rings, and I look at caller ID, and feeling of dread hits me. It is my mother calling, and I'm hoping that she does not have bad news to report about my grandfather:

ha2tim: "What's up?

Mother: "where you at?"

ha2tim: " I'm at the office, why what's up?"

Mother: Well I was looking for your wife, I called and she didn't pickup."

ha2tim:" Well you know she never answer the phone."

We laugh....

Mother: " Well I wanted to go by and pickup Gina (my youngest daughter), cause you know she tickles daddy."

I get quiet because now I am confused, because for those who read the last article Pepa was not responding, and when I left the night before he could barely open his eyes.

ha2tim: " I thought he wasn't responding to anything!"

Mother:" Well he opened his eyes this morning, grabbed my hand and gave me a kiss on the cheek, and I want to get Gina over here to help perk him up some more."

ha2tim: " cool call Vick back she is probably getting ready for work and on her way to the babysitter."

Mother: "O.K."

We hang up and my supervisor walks in and we begin to discuss the job and some personal things. I am feeling good and becoming hopeful, because my grandfather seems to be getting better. I seemed to have forgot that according to how you look at the Greek myth of Pandora hope was a cruel joke of the gods.

June 28,  2012 10:18am:

I completed my podcast and working on my paperwork, looking forward to my classes, and then poping in over my mothers house to see Pepa. Then the Phone rings I look at the caller ID, and its my cousin who has come to sit with Pepa:

ha2tim: "What's up?"

Cousin: "Ojay"

I knew something was wrong then, because she started the call with OJay...

Cousin: "Ojay, Pepa passed away!"

ha2tim: " what I just got done talking with my mother and she told me that he was doing better."

Cousin: " He was but then things changed quick, we were her with him and I held his hand through it."

My mind start racing confusion, grief , anger all hit me at once.

Cousin: "I knew he was waiting for Momma's birthday..."

Damn, it is Mema's (my grandmother)birthday now I'm really confused, birthdays, death, and synchronicity. What kind of shit is this. Isthis some type of message from the other side or just coincidence.

ha2tim: "Is the body still there?"

My cousin gets quiet and seems kind of shocked at my question.

Cousin: "what?"

ha2tim: "I said is the body still there?"

Cousin: "Yes"

ha2tim: "I'm on my way."

I didn't know what I was going to do when I got there, but I just knew I had to get there. As I rose from my desk fighting back the tears, I went and informed my supervisor about what was going on and left the building. I had almost made it to my jallopee when I realized that I left my son in the building. I could have left him but  I felt that he needed to say goodbye to Pepa as well. I went back in and got him and went to my mother's house.
When we got there we headed straight to the room. I took my last look Pepa's flesh. I touch him and his body was still, and continue to fight back my tears. My son kissed him on the cheek.

From that point on for the rest of the day I was running and dodging how I really felt. I hid behind my work, in denial of what was going on, and what I was feeling. I changed into my workout close and then ran a mile and did yoking classes for the next 4 hours. I buried myself and what I was feeling.
Pepa dying left a whole in my life. I'm not talking about a Black hole that can suck up everything around it, but a empty void. This was my model of manhood that I watched my whole life. I watched this man go from strong and healthy to the point where he withered away. I am confused, and in pain and I guess the only way to get it out of me is to write about it. Sharing my grief, and denial publicly praying that exposing them to the light of truth will help them whither away as well.
After work I kept myself busy and finally made it back to my mother's house. I immediately went upstairs to Pepa's room. Once again I don't know what I was expecting. Maybe deep down I was hoping for him to still be laying there, but that was not what I found. for the first time in my life Pepa wasn't there and would never be there in the way that I was used to. I sat in his chair closed my eyes and tried to feel his presence, and that's finally when I faced the truth. When I faced the truth the tears came, and was able to stop running.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

The Final Goodbye

We enter this life/
as flesh and bone on a quest/
final prize is death/

"As i stood over his bed looking down on him, i was at a lost of words. How do you say goodbye when you truly know that you may never see someone again in this life?"
Although this may sound like a chapter out of a book. This is a true experience that many of us go through. With ageing parents and grand parents. How do we say goodbye to the pillars of our lives? These people who may have provided you with the foundation to become the beautiful person you are today. I am in this very situation myself.  My Grandfather appears to be in between worlds. His body seems to be slowly decaying and shuting down on him, and his mind and memory are gone.
"He reaches out to the empty air grabbing or pointing at something that is not there and his breathing is heavy and rattles likes and childs toy."
I cant help but remember this man as he was but the reality of where he is slaps me in the face. Should I mourn? Should I celibrate that he is moving on to a better place?
"I feel his chest and my hand hits bone where flesh use to be. I rub his head and say a silent prayer for him."
As i walked to the truck to leave my son runs to me and ask me if it is time to go, and I say yes. He is happy and begins to run to the truck. I stop him and tell him that he needs to go say bye to pepa. He goes and returns and ask me " why isn't pepa moving", I take a breath and explains that Pepa is dying. He gives me a blank stare. He doesn't know what that means. I explain the process and in talking with the young Cleven it makes it easier for me to deal with the old Cleven (Pepa) passing on.
I guess the proper way to say goodbye is to rejoice in that person's life, and to help others understand their passing. By talking with my son my Imani was renewed, because even though death is the final mystery, with imani (faith) I know what it is. I cant explain it but having faith (imani) in the process and sharing that makes the final goodbye easier.

Friday, June 22, 2012

Hookah and Conversation

Checkout the open mic conversations as I drop into one of my Hookah spots and open the conversation. This week we happened to be at the Shi-sha Lounge in Columbus. This spot lais back and right off campus and you never know who will drop in to say hello. this week we hit on:
the third tool in the book "The Player's Pyramid" added to earlier description that I shared today. From a lesson I got from my youngest daughter trying to drive my car.
I shared a lesson from the vault of my grandfathers wisdom, and from a request shared a fable created by Aesop called the "The eagle and the Kite" of coursed remixed in a Hip-Hop fashion.
This led into a conversation about relationships, sex, emotional connection, security, the mask we wear, lies of commission, and omission, etc..
check it out and feel free to check out both podcast1 and podcast2...

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Thursday, June 21, 2012


Category:Shabd pathsImage via Wikipedia
Here is an old blog from 11-18-10 discussing spirituality read and then check out my podcast "what is spirituality".

Connection to all/
True spirituality/
Based on relations/

Spirituality is simply about relationships. Managing and maintaining relationships with the living, and those who have made their transition. The four legged, the rocks, the plants, the Earth as an organism, and mother.When we deal with these relationships and humble ourselves and understand that we are "No higher than a Blade of grass, and no lower than its roots", when we strive to feel this connection to all life, and work with it; this my friend is true Spirituality. If a person does not work to cultivate relationships in their life, I dont care how many books they read,how much they know, how many rituals they participate in or even lead. I don't care how many times a week they go to a service, its not spiritual, and the practice of spirituality is not there.

So strive to connect with those in your life. go out into nature, enjoy a sunrise, marvel at a waterfall, Hug your children or a tree, compliment a co-worker, or cheer someone up. Strive to connect with the enviroment you are in. Stop confusing spirituality with book sense, they are two different things. Some of the most intelligent people, are the most unconnected individuals. They can recite entire books, quote scripture, but can not feel any of it. They can breeze threw your town and hype everyone up,but have a conversation with them and you will understand what I mean. Stop being lead astray, seek the Spirit, and the spirit will find you.
HINT: look outside the city, to intensify your experience!!!

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Brother Ha2tim
Nation Builder
HipHop Philosopha & Shaman
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Sunday, June 17, 2012

Moving Meditation- song from SIMBA

In this show I share a moving meditation that I developed to help with workouts. I find away to connect this with my Simba experience for those who want more information about Simba please click the link. {*It is Simba time so please go to our Crowdrise Campaign site and donate to Simba the goal for our chapter this year is to send 25 boys, that's $ 11,250 for a camp goal and we still have our long range goal of $100,000 from Gye-Nyame Chapter to help purchase a camp ground for the Nation.}
I know that most of our time is being ate up by the system so I am trying to motivate people to explore different types of meditations that can be done while in motion or under different circumstances. Of course this one will also be available on Gumroad, but until then  you can hit up the Tip Jar.
There has been many medical studies about the benefits of meditation, but I wonder what meditation combined with exercise will do. Hopefully turn you into a super hero...hahahaaa enjoy

Moving Meditation